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Iron Imagery: Tintypes at The Carrie Furnaces


1 Saturday: August 26

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Jeffrey Krsul


Price: $120 members, $140 non-members

Come check out the historic tintype photographic process in this exciting collaboration between Rivers of Steel Arts and PF/PCA! Popular during the late 19th century, tintype photographs were originally photographed on enameled iron. (Now we’re going to do it on coated stainless steel.)

Bonsai: Build and Plant Your Own Ceramic Bonsai Plant


3 Wednesdays: Sep 13 - Sep 27

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Kyle Houser


Price: $130 members, $150 non-members

In this one-of-a-kind collaboration course with Phipps Garden Center, you'll learn about the history of bonsai and their containers, and then build, fire and glaze your own ceramic pot for a bonsai plant. In the final week, you'll plant your pot with your own juniper bonsai and learn how to care for and train it before taking it home.

Animating in 3D


5 Wednesdays: Sep 13 - Oct 11

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Danielle Kogan


Price: $200 members, $225 non-members

Delve into the basics of 3D animation! In this introductory course, students will learn about 3D animation using pre-built character models, rigs, and sets. Students will work in Maya, a comprehensive 3D animation program used around the world for game design and film creation.

Shooting with Your Digital Camera


3 Thursdays: Sept 14 - Sept 28

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Mandy Kendall


Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

Looking to understand all the functions on your digital camera better? Let's get creative! We'll teach you how to use your camera's advanced features while gaining an understanding of how to compose a shot and use light to produce quality photographs. Please bring your own camera to class.

Sculptural Faces and Atmospheric Firing Lab


6 Thursdays: Sep 14 - Oct 26

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Carly DiPaolo


Price: $150 members, $175 non-members

Experience the exciting world of atmospheric firing, where wood and soda ash act as a glaze, allowing fine details and the natural beauty of clay bodies, slips and oxides to shine through. In this course you will learn a simple but effective building technique to create expressive, realistic faces and organic sculptural vessels. Explore several different types of clay bodies, oxides, and flashing slips to achieve a range of colors and effects. All work in this class will be fired in PCA's Soda Kiln. No class Sept 21.

Stained Glass


6 Thursdays: Sep 14 - Oct 26

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Patti Middlemiss


Price: $205 members, $230 non-members

Are you part artist and part craftsman? Perhaps you're the perfect person for our Stained Glass class. You'll learn techniques such as foiling, soldering, glass grinding, and cutting to create a simple, gorgeous stained glass piece to place in front of a window. Supply list provided. No class Sept 21.

Writing Studio


6 Thursdays: Sep 14 - Oct 26

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Adam Reger


Price: $180 members, $205 non-members

For many writers, simply finding the time to write can be the biggest challenge of all. This class offers you the time, space, and inspiration to pursue your writing goals in a distraction-free and supportive environment. Meetings are structured around writing exercises and free time in which to work on a project of your choice. We'll also discuss writing, from craft techniques to strategies for getting work done. Writers of all genres and levels of experience are welcome. No class Sept 21.

Mixed Media Expressionism in Painting


8 Thursdays: Sep 14 - Nov 9

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Joseph Noderer


Price: $240 members, $265 non-members

Learn how to take inspiration from the unusual approaches of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Ernst and other strikingly unusual painters from the past as well as some from the present. Using oil and/or acrylic paint, you will use different approaches to mark making, color, composition, and alternative materials to make your paintings just as unique as your personality. No class Sept 21.

Printmaking Studio


8 Thursdays: Sep 14 - Nov 9

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Conor McGrann


Price: $230 members, $255 non-members

Explore a variety of printmaking techniques, experiment with inks and papers, and learn about best practices and studio safety. Beginning students will acquire a fundamental knowledge of monoprinting, collographs and drypoint, while experienced printmakers can utilize individual attention to develop skills and enhance personal work. Open Studio available Saturdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM for the duration of class. All materials included; students may choose to bring specialty papers.

Metal Jewelry II


8 Thursdays: Sep 14 - Nov 9

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Adina DeRoy-Stouffer


Price: $190 members, $215 non-members

Expand your skills in metal jewelrymaking with this intermediate class for students with more experience. You'll go beyond the basics to form your own bezel settings, make findings, soldered chains, and mixed metal projects. Learn how to design jewelry with confidence, completing individual projects. Materials discussed in first class. No class Sept 21.

Intro to Watercolor


8 Thursdays: Sep 14 - Nov 9

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Al Middlemiss


Price: $240 members, $265 non-members

Learn how to paint like the masters _ from still life sets and live models, as well as from prompts and experimental exercises. We'll venture into Mellon Park and learn to observe our surroundings, plus look to artists such as Andrew Wyeth, David Levine, Winslow Homer, and others, who create plein air watercolors in all seasons. Work independently throughout class and participate in group critiques and group discussions. Tuition includes one session with a model. Supply list provided. No class Sept 21.

Adventures in After Effects


4 Saturdays: Sep 16 - Oct 14

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

Make the impossible possible with Adobe After Effects! In this introductory class, you'll learn about post-production workflow while creating animated titles and compositing footage. Create a unique vision of your own while learning to maneuver this complex software used by filmmakers around the world. No class Sept 30.

Portfolio Development


4 Saturdays: Sep 16 - Oct 14

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

If you're looking to apply to art school, or just want a varied collection of your personal work, a portfolio is essential. Find the direction and support needed to create a strong portfolio under the guidance of a knowledgeable and talented artist. Emphasis will be placed on drawing skills to help master composition and the elements of design, producing artwork that reflects your personal style. No class Sept 30.

Children's Open Studio: Media Mash Up


1 Saturday: Sep 16

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 an hour

This is the place for kids to hang out and create! Each week you'll explore various art forms and techniques in the lively environment of our Children's Studio. Find an outlet for your creativity as you express and enhance your artistic skills and knowledge.

Clay Play


4 Saturdays: Sep 16 - Oct 14

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

Discover the amazing qualities of clay through exploration. Learn fundamental ceramics techniques like handbuilding and coiling, then push the boundaries of the medium to create something brand new of your very own. Experiment with earthen and air dry clay, and fire one piece to take home. Due to the drying and firing time needed to complete a ceramic piece, artworks might need to be picked up at a later date. No class Sept 30.

Creating with Light: The Art of Photography


4 Saturdays: Sep 16 - Oct 14

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $135 members, $160 non-members

Discover what makes for a great photograph - and learn how to create one - in this hands-on camp. Work with digital cameras, learn the basics of Photoshop, and even make a photo with no camera at all, using pinhole cameras and the photogram technique. No class Sept 30.

Drawing & Painting


4 Saturdays: Sep 16 - Oct 14

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

Learn how to turn ideas into sketches, sketches into drawings and drawings into paintings. Explore mark-making materials like pencil, charcoal and pastel to create self-portraits and observational drawings, and use your expertise to successfully compose and execute paintings using watercolor and acrylics. No class Sept 30.

1/2 Handbuilding, 1/2 Wheelthrowing


8 Saturdays: Sep 16 - Nov 11

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Cynthia Young


Price: $270 members, $295 non-members

Try your hand at making functional ceramic items for your home by using both handbuilding and wheelthrowing. Techniques such as slump forming, press molding, and slab building will be covered with an emphasis on surface design and texture. Make simple wheel thrown forms like cups, bowls and plates and embellish them with your hand made alterations. Tuition includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firings. Students should purchase a clay tool kit, which is available on-site.

Drawing and Painting


8 Saturdays: Sep 16 - Nov 11

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ryan McCormick


Price: $240 members, $265 non-members

Learn how to turn ideas into sketches, sketches into drawings, and drawings into paintings! Experiment with different materials (such as charcoal and pastel, oils and acrylics) and master the art of turning ideas into finished art. Supply list provided.

Metalsmithing A.M.


8 Saturdays: Sep 16 - Nov 11

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Pat Falbo


Price: $230 members, $255 non-members

Create individual projects while learning metalsmithing and stonesetting skills. You'll focus on designing and constructing jewelry and small obects such as spoons and decorative homewares. Lessons include sawing, filing, forming, joining and finishing metal. Students may choose to work in copper, bronze or silver. Metal costs based on fluctuating stock prices and may run $25 and up. Materials discussed in first class.

Metalsmithing P.M.


8 Saturdays: Sep 16 - Nov 11

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pat Falbo


Price: $230 members, $255 non-members

Create individual projects while learning metalsmithing and stonesetting skills. You'll focus on designing and constructing jewelry and small obects such as spoons and decorative homewares. Lessons include sawing, filing, forming, joining and finishing metal. Students may choose to work in copper, bronze or silver. Metal costs based on fluctuating stock prices and may run $25 and up. Materials discussed in first class.

Screenprinting


8 Saturdays: Sep 16 - Nov 11

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Conor McGrann


Price: $225 members, $250 non-members

Create your own art, posters, and t-shirts via screenprinting using drawing fluid, screen filler and hand-cut stencils. Explore silkscreening techniques including printing with highly transparent inks and using varnishes to achieve different lusters, and experiment with diverse printing surfaces like fabric, wood and found metals. Supply list will be gone over on the first day of class, come prepared with a pencil and a notebook. No class Sept 30.

Solar Plate


8 Saturdays: Sep 16 - Nov 11

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Conor McGrann


Price: $225 members, $250 non-members

Explore the fascinating world of photographic solar plate printmaking. Utilize the Pittsburgh Filmmakers plate-maker and computer labs as well as the Pittsburgh Center the Arts printshop facilities and printing presses. Experiment with photogravure, etchings made from digitized drawings, letterpress ready digital plates and more, all without the use of acid. You will have the opportunity to utilize open access hours at both facilities for the duration of class. Some supplies included. This class alternates weeks between our Shadyside and North Oakland facilities. No class Sept 30.

Shooting with Your Digital Camera @ PF


3 Saturdays: Sep 16 - Sep 30

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Erin Bechtold


Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

Looking to understand all the functions on your digital camera better? Let's get creative! We'll teach you how to use your camera's advanced features while gaining an understanding of how to compose a shot and use light to produce quality photographs. Please bring your own camera to class.

Oil & Acrylic


4 Saturdays: Sep 16 - Oct 14

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

Explore acrylic and oil painting to discover their unique properties. Focus on texture, brush stroke, color mixing and focal point while utilizing various sizes and textures of painting surfaces. Receive individualized attention so that you can create successful observational or abstract works of art. No class Sept 30.

3D Animation Workshop @PF


5 Saturdays: Sep 16 - Oct 14

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $165 members, $190 non-members

Learn the basics of 3D animation using Maya, a software used by professional animators, game designers, and filmmakers all over the world. Pre-built characters, rigs, and sets will assist you as you explore the exciting and challenging world of 3D computer graphics. This workshop is held at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 477 Melwood Avenue, Pittsburgh 15213.

Monoprinting


4 Mondays: Sep 18 - Oct 9

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tom Norulak


Price: $130 members, $155 non-members

Work with ink, plexiglass, cotton swabs, wax paper, and other materials to make one-of-a-kind impressions on paper. Make multiple passes through the press to create nuanced monoprints that cannot be compared to any other medium. Supply list provided.

Pittsburgh Landscapes


6 Mondays: Sep 18 - Oct 23

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ryan McCormick


Price: $175 members, $200 non-members

Pittsburgh, USA. We're all inspired by it. This class will give you a chance to express your love for it! Use watercolor, acrylic, and oil paint to bring your view of our city to life. We'll also view and discuss historical and contemporary artworks inspired by our city. Supply list provided.

Student Studio Access


7 Mondays: Sep 18 - Nov 13

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $40 members, $65 non-members

Spend additional time in the studio working on projects begun in class. All sessions will be monitored by the Ceramics Coordinator or Apprentice, but no additional instruction will occur. Only open to students currently registered in eight-session ceramics classes.

Intro to Painting


8 Mondays: Sep 18 - Nov 6

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Bernie Wilke


Price: $240 members, $265 non-members

How do you learn how to paint? Simple. Just get to our intro class and get to work with oils and acrylics, on a variety of painting materials and surfaces, to gain familiarity with the fundamentals of color theory and color mixing! (We'll work mostly from still life and outdoor setups. Tuition also includes one session with a live model.) Supply list provided.

Lost Wax Casting


8 Mondays: Sep 18 - Nov 6

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lauren Jo


Price: $270 members, $295 non-members

Explore this unique form of sculpting, in which designs are built in wax but finished in metal. You will build a form in wax, which is used to create a mold. Molten metal is then cast to create finished sculptural artworks and jewelry. You should expect to cast one or two objects throughout the course of this class. Tuition includes waxes and casting materials only. Metals may be purchased separately from the instructor.

Weaving


8 Tuesdays: Sept 19 - Nov 21

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Debra Meteney


Price: $245 members, $270 non-members

Work in an open environment, side by side with both beginning and returning students. Learn to warp, dress the loom, sample various patterns, read drafts and understand color interactions. Advanced students may work independently with instruction in the area of their choice. Additional studio time available for purchase from 1:30pm - 4:00pm on Tuesdays for the duration of class. All materials included.

Calligraphy


8 Tuesdays: Sep 19 - Nov 7

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Myrna Rosen


Price: $225 members, $250 non-members

Explore the personal and storied art of calligraphy in this course for all learning levels. Construct poetry, fables, and longer works utilzing varied calligraphic hands, and experiment with color and imagery. Individual guidance provided for each student. Supply list provided.

Figure Drawing


8 Tuesday: Sep 19 - Nov 7

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Ryan McCormick


Price: $310 members, $335 non-members

Use the human figure and a skeleton model to help you develop your observational skills. Lessons will focus on gesture, contour, line, foreshortening, and light and shadow. Each session will include short gesture poses and longer exercises. Use a variety of drawing materials and approaches to capturing the figure, leaving the class with a better understanding of movement, form, and structure. Tuition includes model fee, supply list provided.

Jewelry Open Studio


8 Tuesdays: Sep 19 - Nov 7

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lindsay Huff


Price: $85 members, $110 non-members

Spend additional time in the studio working on projects begun in class. All sessions will be monitored by the Jewelry Coordinator, but no additional instruction will occur. Only open to students currently registered in jewelry classes, or who have prior approval from the Jewelry Coordinator.

Intro to Ceramics


8 Tuesdays: Sep 19 - Nov 7

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Karen McKee


Price: $270 members, $295 non-members

Learn the basics of wheelthrowing and handbuilding to create functional and sculptural ceramic artworks in our professional ceramics studio. Experiment with surface design and textures and use glazes to create enduring stoneware pieces. Tuition includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firings. Students should purchase a clay tool kit, which is available on-site.

Casseroles and Canisters


4 Wednesdays: Sep 20 - Oct 11

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Cynthia Young


Price: $150 members, $175 non-members

Hone your ceramic skills in this class as you throw, alter and handbuild forms. Explore lid-making techniques and the construction of larger forms by joining two smaller ones. Experiment with handles and textures. Finally, finish work by glazing for either high fire gas or cone 6 electric firings. Then enjoy using your functional vessels in your kitchen!

Patrick Daugherty's Painting Studio


8 Wednesdays: Sep 20 - Nov 8

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Patrick Daugherty


Price: $245 members, $270 non-members

Join this open studio style class where all learning levels work side-by-side. Beginning students will complete instructor-led exercises as an introduction to painting, with an emphasis on understanding materials and color. Intermediate and advanced students receive individual instruction in the area of their choice. You should be prepared to work independently with support from peers and the instructor. Class includes one session with a model. Supply list provided

Intro to Metal Jewelry


8 Wednesdays: Sep 20 - Nov 8

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lindsay Huff


Price: $245 members, $270 non-members

Learn the fundamentals of metalsmithing in this project-based course. Work on basic forming and construction techniques as well as sawing, stone setting, annealing and soldering. Experiment with surface design techniques such as enameling and etching as you create bracelets, rings, pendants, earrings, and brooches. Copper Metals may be purchased from instructor for a fee of $30 or less. Supply list provided.

Contemporary Painting Concepts


8 Wednesdays: Sep 20 - Nov 8

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Crystal Latimer


Price: $235 members, $260 non-members

Expand your painting horizons by utilizing spray paint, metallic gilding, and other materials to experiment with surface and solvency. Incorporate printmaking, collage, and various markmaking methods to build layers and create richness within your artwork. Work along Crystal Latimer, who will share insight into her artistic process and that of other contemporary artists. Some materials included. Supply list provided.

Jewelry Group


8 Wednesdays: Sep 20 - Nov 8

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Lindsay Huff


Price: $220 members, $245 non-members

Take your jewelrymaking to the next level in this collaborative studio course. Share your ideas and tackle the creative process together by devising solutions and enhancing designs as a group. The teaching artist will present techniques and conduct demonstrations based on the needs and interests of the class. Personal attention will be given to each student. Materials will be discussed in class.

Patrick Daugherty's Advanced Painting Seminar


8 Wednesdays: Sep 20 - Nov 8

10:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Patrick Daugherty


Price: $365 members, $390 non-members

Working in oils or acrylics, this seminar class offers greater productivity through individual instruction. You'll be encouraged to develop an artistic vocabulary and a personal style, anything from abstraction to non-objective super-realism. Tuition includes two sessions with a model. Supply list provided.

Intro to Drawing


8 Wednesdays: Sep 20 - Nov 8

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Sharon Wilson Wilcox


Price: $240 members, $265 non-members

Learn to develop your power of observation and mark-making skills through a series of lessons that focus on gesture, line, shape, value and spatial relationships. Using a variety of drawing materials and approaches, you'll work primarily from still life, with one session focusing on the figure using a clothed model. Tuition includes one session with a model. Supply list provided.

Homeschool Open Studio: Media Mash Up


1 Thursday: Sep 21

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 an hour

Homeschooled artists can explore a variety of techniques and media each week during our flexible drop-in sessions. Have fun and find encouragement, support and artistic insight though an assortment of organized activities in our Children's Studio.

Family Reader: Glad Monster, Sad Monster


1 Friday: Sep 22

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 per child

Look, listen, and sing along each week as we explore a new book. Immerse your budding artist into a world of imagination as you work together on art activities to complement the book's story and illustrations. Fee is per child. An adult must accompany; up to 2 children per adult.

Mugs


1 Saturday: Sep 23

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $25 per person

Prepare for cold weather by creating your own ceramic mug. Explore the slab method of vessel building. After creating your form, individualize the piece with glazing and decorating techniques.

Children's Open Studio: Inventions & Innovations


1 Saturday: Sep 23

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 an hour

This is the place for kids to hang out and create! Each week you'll explore various art forms and techniques in the lively environment of our Children's Studio. Find an outlet for your creativity as you express and enhance your artistic skills and knowledge.

Organizing Your Photos with Lightroom @ PF


1 Saturday: Sep 23

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $45 members, $70 non-members

Don't be afraid of "the cloud"! If you have lots of memory cards full of digital images you'd love to share but don't know where to begin, this one-day workshop is for you. Learn how to edit and store your images with confidence using Dropbox and Google Drive, then share your photos via social media platforms like Instagram, Tumblr or Flickr. To get started, bring your digital photo files to class on memory cards or flash drives.

Homeschool Open Studio: Inventions & Innovations


1 Thursday: Sep 28

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 an hour

Homeschooled artists can explore a variety of techniques and media each week during our flexible drop-in sessions. Have fun and find encouragement, support and artistic insight though an assortment of organized activities in our Children's Studio.

Family Reader: The Rainbow Fish


1 Friday: Sep 29

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 per child

Look, listen, and sing along each week as we explore a new book. Immerse your budding artist into a world of imagination as you work together on art activities to complement the book's story and illustrations. Fee is per child. An adult must accompany; up to 2 children per adult.

Raku Potluck 9/29


1 Friday: Sep 29

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Kyle Houser


Price: $30

Participate in a community firing and finish up to three bisqued pieces in our Raku Kiln. Every additional piece will be 10 dollars extra. Tuition includes the cost of glazes. Participants are encouraged to bring a snack or drink to share.

Photographing Family @ PF


4 Mondays: Oct 2 - Oct 23

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Martha Rial


Price: $135 members, $160 non-members

In this intermediate-level workshop, you'll use your own DSLR or mirrorless camera to develop stories about the meaning of family. We'll practice documentary techniques for creating meaningful stories and essays, and deliver feedback on your shooting and editing skills. At the end of the workshop, you'll have work that can be shared on a blog or social media, or that serves as the inspiration for a larger project. Some basic knowledge of digital camera and editing software (like iPhoto or Adobe Photoshop) is recommended.

Homeschool Open Studio: Clay Explorations


1 Thursday: Oct 5

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 an hour

Homeschooled artists can explore a variety of techniques and media each week during our flexible drop-in sessions. Have fun and find encouragement, support and artistic insight though an assortment of organized activities in our Children's Studio.

Family Reader: A Perfectly Messed Up Story


1 Friday: Oct 6

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 per child

Look, listen, and sing along each week as we explore a new book. Immerse your budding artist into a world of imagination as you work together on art activities to complement the book's story and illustrations. Fee is per child. An adult must accompany; up to 2 children per adult.

Children's Open Studio: Clay Explorations


1 Saturday: Oct 10

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 an hour

This is the place for kids to hang out and create! Each week you'll explore various art forms and techniques in the lively environment of our Children's Studio. Find an outlet for your creativity as you express and enhance your artistic skills and knowledge.

Homeschool Open Studio: Playful Puppets


1 Thursday: Oct 12

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 an hour

Homeschooled artists can explore a variety of techniques and media each week during our flexible drop-in sessions. Have fun and find encouragement, support and artistic insight though an assortment of organized activities in our Children's Studio.

Family Reader: The Very Hungry Caterpillar


1 Friday: Oct 13

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 per child

Look, listen, and sing along each week as we explore a new book. Immerse your budding artist into a world of imagination as you work together on art activities to complement the book's story and illustrations. Fee is per child. An adult must accompany; up to 2 children per adult.

Children's Open Studio: Playful Puppets


1 Saturday: Oct 14

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 an hour

This is the place for kids to hang out and create! Each week you'll explore various art forms and techniques in the lively environment of our Children's Studio. Find an outlet for your creativity as you express and enhance your artistic skills and knowledge.

Plaster Casting


6 Tuesdays: Oct 10 - Nov 14

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $150 members, $175 non-members

Learn the basics of mold construction and design your own slump mold to create a reproducible shape for a bowl or plate. Cast and fire pieces from your mold, coming away with a set of useable items based on your very own design.

Exploring Photoshop for Beginners


1 Tuesday: Oct 17

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Erin Bechtold


Price: $45 members, $70 non-members

Learn how to crop, tone, sharpen, and layer your images in Photoshop! Please feel free to bring any digital photos you have to class on a memory card or USB flash drive.

Textured Vessels


4 Wednesdays: Oct 18 - Nov 8

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Audra Clayton


Price: $150 members, $175 non-members

Adding texture can take a plain ceramic piece to a whole new level. Learn to make your own texture tools, including wiggle wires and interesting repeating patterns. We will discuss how to use texture to enhance-- and not interrupt-- functionality, and investigate techniques for both wheelthrown and hand-built works.

Digital Animation Studio


1 Wednesday: Oct 18

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Danielle Kogan


Price: $45 members, $70 non-members

In this one-session workshop, you'll work with graphic tablets and a stylus to design simple characters and scenes, then animate them using Adobe software. Learn about animation fundamentals such as drawing techniques, keyframing, and masking; then put your new skills to use by creating a short animation.

Homeschool Open Studio: Drawing & Painting


1 Thursday: Oct 19

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 an hour

Homeschooled artists can explore a variety of techniques and media each week during our flexible drop-in sessions. Have fun and find encouragement, support and artistic insight though an assortment of organized activities in our Children's Studio.

Family Reader: Mix It Up


1 Friday: Oct 20

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 per child

Look, listen, and sing along each week as we explore a new book. Immerse your budding artist into a world of imagination as you work together on art activities to complement the book's story and illustrations. Fee is per child. An adult must accompany; up to 2 children per adult.

Foundations of Game Design


5 Saturdays: Oct 21 - Nov 18

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $155 members, $180 non-members

Build your own video games and explore game design theory using open-source software. Learn programming basics while creating your own unique game?,? complete with characters,? variables,? levels?, and sound effects. ?Then, beta test each other's games and share them with the world to play!

Wheelthrown Ceramics


5 Saturdays: Oct 21 - Nov 18

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $175 members, $200 non-members

Work at your own pace to begin your mastery of the ceramics medium. Take the time to explore your subject, strengthen your clay-building techniques, and practice wheelthrowing. Experiment with glaze application and surface design and take home a broad portfolio of ceramic pieces. Due to the drying and firing time needed to complete a ceramic piece, artworks might need to be picked up at a later date.

Children's Open Studio: Drawing & Painting


1 Saturday: Oct 21

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 an hour

This is the place for kids to hang out and create! Each week you'll explore various art forms and techniques in the lively environment of our Children's Studio. Find an outlet for your creativity as you express and enhance your artistic skills and knowledge.

Little Illustrators


5 Saturdays: Oct 21 - Nov 18

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $150 members, $175 non-members

Express your own story through pictures by using famous author-illustrators as inspiration. Experiment with Eric Carle's signature collage style, tell a story without words like David Weisner, and journey into a strange land of imaginative creatures with the illustrations of Maurice Sendak.

Henna


1 Saturday: Oct 21

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $25 per person

Discover the tradition of henna in India. Try your hand at traditional designs and create some of your own. Work your way from designs on paper to decorating hands & feet.

Clay Explorations


5 Saturdays: Oct 21 - Nov 18

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $175 members, $200 non-members

Explore the creativity and diversity of working with clay. Use handbuilding skills to create functional vessels like bowls and cups, and discover the expressive possibilities of sculpting as you try your hand at realistic sculptures and brand-new abstract creations. Embrace drawing and painting techniques to bring your work to life using decorative surface designs and glazes. Due to the drying and firing time needed to complete a ceramic piece, artworks might need to be picked up at a later date.

Legomation


5 Saturdays: Oct 21 - Nov 18

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $155 members, $180 non-members

Create your own stop-motion Lego movies! Collaborate to build your own sets and characters, then use tablets to bring your stories to life using stop-motion animation apps. Make your movies complete by adding a soundtrack and credits with Adobe Premiere editing software.

Cyanotype Workshop @ PF


2 Saturdays: Oct 21 - Oct 28

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Jeffrey Krsul


Price: $100 members, $125 non-members

Cyanotype is an early photographic process invented in 1842, originally used to reproduce drawings (blueprints). Today, photographers and artists continue to use it to create fascinating blue-tinted images, and camera-less photograms. In this workshop, you'll use the process to create your own unique images on watercolor paper, fabric and glass. Additional instruction will be provided to use household chemicals to tone your images different shades aside from the classic blue. All materials provided. No experience required, but a good next step for those already familiar with the process.

Multimedia Storytelling Workshop @PF


5 Saturdays: Oct 21 - Nov 18

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $165 members, $190 non-members

In a world saturated with information, storytelling across multimedia platforms is an increasingly important skill. Learn to research, report on and produce a compelling story of your own, while improving your skills in digital photography, video, and writing. This workshop is held at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 477 Melwood Avenue, Pittsburgh 15213.

Portfolio Development


5 Saturdays: Oct 21 - Nov 18

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $160 members, $185 non-members

Find the direction and support needed to create a strong portfolio under the guidance of a knowledgeable and talented artist. Emphasis will be placed on drawing skills to help master composition and the elements of design though artwork that reflects your personal style. In this class you will experience a taste of a higher level art curriculum, culminating in the documentation of your artwork and the creation of an artist statement.

Family Reader: Harold and the Purple Crayon


1 Friday: Oct 27

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 per child

Look, listen, and sing along each week as we explore a new book. Immerse your budding artist into a world of imagination as you work together on art activities to complement the book's story and illustrations. Fee is per child. An adult must accompany; up to 2 children per adult.

Raku Potluck 10/27


1 Friday: Oct 27

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Kyle Houser


Price: $30

Participate in a community firing and finish up to three bisqued pieces in our Raku Kiln. Every additional piece will be 10 dollars extra. Tuition includes the cost of glazes. Participants are encouraged to bring a snack or drink to share.

Children's Open Studio: Wizard School


1 Saturday: Oct 28

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 an hour

This is the place for kids to hang out and create! Each week you'll explore various art forms and techniques in the lively environment of our Children's Studio. Find an outlet for your creativity as you express and enhance your artistic skills and knowledge.

Ceramic Accessories


3 Thursdays: Nov 2 - Nov 16

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Carly DiPaolo


Price: $130 members, $155 non-members

Explore the techniques of slab-rolling, extruding, and sculpting to create ceramic pendants and other small accessories such as brooches, buttons, earrings and magnets. Utilize stamping, carving, slips, oxide washes and the use of glass to embellish your creations.

Family Reader: The Day the Crayons Quit


1 Friday: Nov 3

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 per child

Look, listen, and sing along each week as we explore a new book. Immerse your budding artist into a world of imagination as you work together on art activities to complement the book's story and illustrations. Fee is per child. An adult must accompany; up to 2 children per adult.

Children's Open Studio: Little Illustrators


1 Saturday: Nov 4

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 an hour

This is the place for kids to hang out and create! Each week you'll explore various art forms and techniques in the lively environment of our Children's Studio. Find an outlet for your creativity as you express and enhance your artistic skills and knowledge.

Digital Editing with Adobe Premiere


3 Wednesdays: Nov 8 - Nov 22

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Molly Duerig


Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

Adobe Premiere is one of the world's most powerful and versatile video editing tools. Wanna learn how to use it better? We'll teach you how to edit, plus manage your media and workflow. We'll also view scenes from contemporary movies and talk about editing aesthetics, match-cutting, pacing, and creating structure for a scene.

Family Reader: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish


1 Friday: Nov 10

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 per child

Look, listen, and sing along each week as we explore a new book. Immerse your budding artist into a world of imagination as you work together on art activities to complement the book's story and illustrations. Fee is per child. An adult must accompany; up to 2 children per adult.

Puppetmaking


1 Saturday: Nov 11

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $25 per person

Use foam, felt and other fabrics to construct expressive hand-animated puppets. Spend the session creating one or several and play for hours at home, putting on performances with friends and family.

Children's Open Studio: Fiber Arts


1 Saturday: Nov 11

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 an hour

This is the place for kids to hang out and create! Each week you'll explore various art forms and techniques in the lively environment of our Children's Studio. Find an outlet for your creativity as you express and enhance your artistic skills and knowledge.

Two Day Intensive with Nancy Smeltzer 11/11


2 Saturdays: Nov 11 - Nov 18

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Nancy Smeltzer


Price: $240 members, $265 non-members

Work side by side with well-known wood and salt fire ceramic artist Nancy Smeltzer. In this two day intensive workshop, Nancy will guide you through her process of throwing, altering and decorating functional ceramic wares intended to be fired in an atmospheric kiln. Emphasis will be placed on creating whimsical surface drawings of birds, fish and other creatures, much like what appears on Ms. Smeltzer's own work. All work made in this workshop will be fired in PCA's Soda Kiln. Tuition includes one block of clay.

Drop-In Nude Model Session


1 Tuesday: Nov 14

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $15

Join us for informal figure drawing with an unclothed model. Use the open drawing time as an extension to one of your drawing or painting courses or as an opportunity to hone your power of observation to further your personal work.

Drop-In Nude Model Session


1 Tuesday: Nov 14

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

No Instruction Provided


Price: $15

Join us for informal figure drawing with an unclothed model. Use the open drawing time as an extension to one of your drawing or painting courses or as an opportunity to hone your power of observation to further your personal work.

Editing with Photoshop


1 Tuesday: Nov 14

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Erin Bechtold


Price: $45 members, $70 non-members

This one-session workshop is designed for learners with a basic understanding of Adobe Photoshop who want to know more! You'll learn about how filters, color temperature, masks and text can help make your photos more powerful. Please feel free to bring any digital photos you have to class on a memory card or USB flash drive.

Shooting with Your Digital Camera


3 Thursdays: Nov 16 - Nov 30

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Mandy Kendall


Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

Looking to understand all the functions on your digital camera better? Let's get creative! We'll teach you how to use your camera's advanced features while gaining an understanding of how to compose a shot and use light to produce quality photographs. Please bring your own camera to class.

Family Reader: The Dot


1 Friday: Nov 17

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 per child

Look, listen, and sing along each week as we explore a new book. Immerse your budding artist into a world of imagination as you work together on art activities to complement the book's story and illustrations. Fee is per child. An adult must accompany; up to 2 children per adult.

Children's Open Studio: Sculpture


1 Saturday: Nov 18

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 an hour

This is the place for kids to hang out and create! Each week you'll explore various art forms and techniques in the lively environment of our Children's Studio. Find an outlet for your creativity as you express and enhance your artistic skills and knowledge.

Shooting with Your Digital Camera @ PF


3 Saturdays: Nov 18 - Dec 2

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Erin Bechtold


Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

Looking to understand all the functions on your digital camera better? Let's get creative! We'll teach you how to use your camera's advanced features while gaining an understanding of how to compose a shot and use light to produce quality photographs. Please bring your own camera to class.

Painting with Texture


2 Wednesdays: Nov 29 - Dec 6

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Crystal Latimer


Price: $65 members, $75 non-members

Get that last-minute gift started or enjoy a little personal time before the madness of the holidays in this short two-session workshop. Experiment with creating texture in your paintings using unique mediums including cold wax medium, gesso, string gel, ceramic stucco gel, and modeling paste on a variety of painting surfaces. Supply list provided.

Quick Metal Jewelry


2 Thursdays: Nov 30 - Dec 7

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Adina DeRoy-Stouffer


Price: $65 members, $75 non-members

Whether you're experienced or trying jewelrymaking for the first time, this workshop will show you how to make a stash of items quickly. Using wire and sheet metal, you'll make earrings, rings, bracelets or pendants in time for holiday gifts. Materials can be purchased from instructor for $15.

Family Reader: Pat the Bunny


1 Friday: Dec 1

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 per child

Look, listen, and sing along each week as we explore a new book. Immerse your budding artist into a world of imagination as you work together on art activities to complement the book's story and illustrations. Fee is per child. An adult must accompany; up to 2 children per adult.

Stained Glass


3 Saturdays: Dec 2 - Dec 16

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $100 members, $125 non-members

Learn a craft that has been around since ancient times. Use techniques such as soldering, foiling, overlay, and glazing, and look to examples of stained glass throughout history as inspiration for the design of your own stained glass artwork.

Foundations of Video Editing


3 Saturdays: Dec 2 - Dec 16

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $95 members, $120 non-members

Shooting a film is only the beginning-- editing is one of the most important parts of the process! Learn about editing aesthetics, understand how to shoot footage with a plan to edit, and master the basics of Adobe Premiere, a professional video editing software.

Children's Open Studio: Andy's Factory


1 Saturday: Dec 2

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 an hour

This is the place for kids to hang out and create! Each week you'll explore various art forms and techniques in the lively environment of our Children's Studio. Find an outlet for your creativity as you express and enhance your artistic skills and knowledge.

Pint-Sized Picassos


3 Saturdays: Dec 2 - Dec 16

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $90 members, $115 non-members

Unleash your inner Picasso. From the Blue Period to Cubism, Picasso's innovative imagination produced many of the world's best known and most beloved works of art. Study the diverse work of this timeless master while creating unique 2D and 3D works of your own.

Claymation


3 Saturdays: Dec 2 - Dec 16

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $95 members, $120 non-members

Learn how to create your own movie using claymation, the popular animation technique used in films such as Coraline and Wallace and Gromit. Use tablets, clay and Adobe editing software to make your own short movies, complete with a soundtrack. In-class animation screenings will complement the hands-on experience.

Jewelrymaking


3 Saturdays: Dec 2 - Dec 16

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $100 members, $125 non-members

Learn to create artful accessories using a wide variety of metals, fibers and beads. Explore different jewelrymaking processes including hammering and felting and use your new skills to produce unique wearable artworks. Learn to think like a designer as you develop an understanding of brand identity and color theory. Use your skills in drawing, painting and mixed media to develop your own line of jewelry.

Drawing


3 Saturdays: Dec 2 - Dec 16

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $90 members, $115 non-members

Recreate what you see around you by using observational drawing, then create your own world with abstract design. Gain experience with gesture and contour while drawing from a clothed model, and make marks with materials like charcoal, oil pastel and graphite.

Creating Titles in After Effects


3 Tuesdays: Dec 5 - Dec 19

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Dean Mougianis


Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

Personal brands have become an industry standard for designers. Gain a basic understanding of Adobe After Effects, a powerful image compositing software used by animators and graphic artists around the world. We'll show you how to create simple, animated titles + text files that will professionalize your work and advance your professional skills. Some basic experience with a non-linear editing software, such as Adobe Premiere or Final Cut, is recommended.

Exploring Photoshop for Beginners


1 Wednesday: Dec 6

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Erin Bechtold


Price: $45 members, $70 non-members

Learn how to crop, tone, sharpen, and layer your images in Photoshop! Please feel free to bring any digital photos you have to class on a memory card or USB flash drive.

Family Reader: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie


1 Friday: Dec 8

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 per child

Look, listen, and sing along each week as we explore a new book. Immerse your budding artist into a world of imagination as you work together on art activities to complement the book's story and illustrations. Fee is per child. An adult must accompany; up to 2 children per adult.

Children's Open Studio: Comic Books


1 Saturday: Dec 9

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 an hour

This is the place for kids to hang out and create! Each week you'll explore various art forms and techniques in the lively environment of our Children's Studio. Find an outlet for your creativity as you express and enhance your artistic skills and knowledge.

Stained Glass Ornaments


1 Saturday: Dec 9

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $30 per person

Learn a craft that has been around since ancient times! Use techniques such as soldering and foiling to create your own stained glass ornament for any winter holiday.

Family Reader: Goodnight Moon


1 Friday: Dec 15

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 per child

Look, listen, and sing along each week as we explore a new book. Immerse your budding artist into a world of imagination as you work together on art activities to complement the book's story and illustrations. Fee is per child. An adult must accompany; up to 2 children per adult.

Children's Open Studio: Junior Architects


1 Saturday: Dec 16

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 an hour

This is the place for kids to hang out and create! Each week you'll explore various art forms and techniques in the lively environment of our Children's Studio. Find an outlet for your creativity as you express and enhance your artistic skills and knowledge.

Comic Books


1 Thursday: Sep 21

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $75 members, $100 non-members

Explore everything from contemporary and classic comic books to manga and graphic novels as inspiration for an original visual story. Design your own character and fill pages with a sequence of colorful pictures depicting your new personality's epic adventure.

Claymation


1 Thursday: Sep 21

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $80 members, $100 non-members

Learn how to create your own movie using claymation, the popular animation technique used in films such as Coraline and Wallace and Gromit. Use tablets, clay and Adobe editing software to make your own short movies. In-class animation screenings will complement the hands-on experience.

Game Building with Scratch


1 Friday: Oct 20

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $80 members, $105 non-members

Create your own computer game in this one-day crash course focused on Scratch, a free, open-source game design software. Collaborate with peers to learn programming basics and beta test one another's games, then share your creations online for the world to enjoy.

Monster Mash


1 Friday: Oct 20

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $75 members, $100 non-members

Invent monstrous, fantastical, or just silly creations through comics, paintings and sculptures. Be inspired by books, the big screen, professional artists and your own imagination as you bring your creatures to life.

Andy's Factory


1 Friday: Oct 20

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $75 members, $100 non-members

Join the assembly line and create some amazing Pop Art masterpieces though drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. Learn about what makes art "pop" and how Andy Warhol used the help of his friends to create amazing artwork from images in popular culture.

Homeschool Open Studio: Wizard School


1 Thursday: Oct 26

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 an hour

Homeschooled artists can explore a variety of techniques and media each week during our flexible drop-in sessions. Have fun and find encouragement, support and artistic insight though an assortment of organized activities in our Children's Studio.

Homeschool Open Studio: Little Illustrators


1 Thursday: Nov 2

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 an hour

Homeschooled artists can explore a variety of techniques and media each week during our flexible drop-in sessions. Have fun and find encouragement, support and artistic insight though an assortment of organized activities in our Children's Studio.

Stained Glass Mosaics


1 Friday: Nov 3

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $90 members, $115 non-members

Use techniques from mosaics to create artwork that puts a contemporary spin on traditional stained glass. Master the skill of cutting glass as you design and create a decorative glass mosaic. Skip the soldering and learn how to grout to emulate the look of stained glass.

Medieval Times


1 Friday: Nov 3

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $75 members, $100 non-members

Step back into a time when knights and princesses were not just characters in fairytales. Learn about heraldry, create your own armor, design a castle and depict fantastic beasts. Use metals and fibers to sculpt and weave, and eventually transform yourself into a medieval alter ego.

Journey to Mars


1 Friday: Nov 3

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $75 members, $100 non-members

Will humans someday live on Mars? Explore ideas and plan for a future in the stars. Paint a map of the cosmos and draft plans for cities and spaceports. Create clay models of dwellings ready for the environment on Mars and invent practical gadgets for life in outer space.

Building Bridges


1 Tuesday: Nov 7

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $75 members, $100 non-members

Inspiration for bridge design comes easily when you live in the city of bridges! Get in touch with your architectural side and have a blast as you design your own bridge, build a model, discuss the relationship between form and function, participate in a weight challenge and more.

Junior Architects


1 Tuesday: Nov 7

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $75 members, $100 non-members

Think like architects and engineers as you explore the most spectacular creations humans have built. Be dazzled by the mysterious pyramid of Giza and the monoliths of Stonehenge, as well as buildings like the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Coliseum. Create plans and complete a model of your own world wonder inspired by great marvels of architecture throughout history.

Legomation


1 Tuesday: Nov 7

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $80 members, $105 non-members

Create your own stop-motion Lego movies! Collaborate to build your own sets and characters, then use tablets to bring your stories to life using stop-motion animation apps.

Homeschool Open Studio: Fiber Arts


1 Thursday: Nov 9

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 an hour

Homeschooled artists can explore a variety of techniques and media each week during our flexible drop-in sessions. Have fun and find encouragement, support and artistic insight though an assortment of organized activities in our Children's Studio.

Flash Documentary Filmmaking


1 Friday: Nov 10

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $80 members, $105 non-members

Master the basics of visual storytelling in this one-day crash course on documentary filmmaking. You'll learn about shot composition, shooting on-camera interviews, and what it's like to work as part of a crew. In the afternoon, you'll edit your "flash documentary" into a cohesive piece. Please bring a USB flash drive to take movies home with you.

Out of This World


1 Friday: Nov 10

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $75 members, $100 non-members

Develop skills in sketching, assemblage, and painting as you journey to a world unknown. Experiment with new materials and techniques while using your imagination to construct rocket ships and design alien friends that you'll meet on your outer-space adventures. Get ready for an experience that's out of this world in your travels to faraway planets.

The Science of Art


1 Friday: Nov 10

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $75 members, $100 non-members

Develop skills in sketching, assemblage, and painting as you journey to a world unknown. Experiment with new materials and techniques while using your imagination to construct rocket ships and design alien friends that you'll meet on your outer-space adventures. Get ready for an experience that's out of this world in your travels to faraway planets.

Homeschool Open Studio: Sculpture


1 Thursday: Nov 16

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 an hour

Homeschooled artists can explore a variety of techniques and media each week during our flexible drop-in sessions. Have fun and find encouragement, support and artistic insight though an assortment of organized activities in our Children's Studio.

Homeschool Open Studio: Andy's Factory


1 Thursday: Nov 30

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 an hour

Homeschooled artists can explore a variety of techniques and media each week during our flexible drop-in sessions. Have fun and find encouragement, support and artistic insight though an assortment of organized activities in our Children's Studio.

Homeschool Open Studio: Comic Books


1 Thursday: Dec 7

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 an hour

Homeschooled artists can explore a variety of techniques and media each week during our flexible drop-in sessions. Have fun and find encouragement, support and artistic insight though an assortment of organized activities in our Children's Studio.

Homeschool Open Studio: Junior Architects


1 Thursday: Dec 14

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

PCA Staff


Price: $10 an hour

Homeschooled artists can explore a variety of techniques and media each week during our flexible drop-in sessions. Have fun and find encouragement, support and artistic insight though an assortment of organized activities in our Children's Studio.

Superheroes


Monday - Friday: Dec 18 - Dec 22

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $270 members, $295 non-members

Learn about superheroes in books, films and comics and invent your own alter ego complete with a catchy name and special powers. Design your superhero costume, create gadgets and accessories and illustrate your hero's adventures in your own comic book!

Clay Explorations


5 Saturdays: Dec 18 - Dec 22

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $270 members, $295 non-members

Explore the creativity and diversity of working with clay. Use handbuilding skills to create functional vessels like bowls and cups, and discover the expressive possibilities of sculpting as you try your hand at realistic sculptures and brand-new abstract creations. Embrace drawing and painting techniques to bring your work to life using decorative surface designs and glazes. Due to the drying and firing time needed to complete a ceramic piece, artworks might need to be picked up at a later date.

Inventions & Innovations


Wednesday - Friday: Dec 27 - Dec 29

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $180 members, $205 non-members

Explore art, science, engineering, and simple machines for a true STEAM experience. Upcycle common items into spectacular inventions of your own through assemblage, painting and sculpture. Work in teams on a Rube Goldberg machine to create complicated chain reactions and experiment with uncommon art making materials to achieve unexpected results.

Create & Animate


Wednesday - Friday: Dec 27 - Dec 29

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $200 members, $225 non-members

Create a world of your own in this camp that combines painting, collage and sculpture with storytelling and animation. Design zany characters, sets, props and create original stories. Then, bring everything to life through stop-motion animation using tablets and apps.

Create & Animate


Wednesday - Friday: Dec 27 - Dec 29

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Rachael Cooper


Price: $200 members, $225 non-members

Create a world of your own in this camp that combines painting, collage and sculpture with storytelling and animation. Design zany characters, sets, props and create original stories. Then, bring everything to life through stop-motion animation using tablets and apps.